They Know Who They Are

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A stunning collection of paintings of living Chickasaw elders

In August 2004, Oklahoma Centennial project artist Mike Larsen approached Chickasaw Nation leaders with an idea to honor living Chickasaw elders—sages of his own tribe. He wanted to learn about their families and hear their stories, and he wanted to connect with their Chickasaw strength and spirit. Larsen’s vision was to paint a series of portraits of these elders.

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Norman 2008 Hardcover 114 pages. Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. NATIVE AMERICANS. A stunning collection of paintings of living Chickasaw elders. In August 2004, ... Oklahoma Centennial project artist Mike Larsen approached Chickasaw Nation leaders with an idea to honor living Chickasaw elders&emdash; sages of his own tribe. He wanted to learn about their families and hear their stories, and he wanted to connect with their Chickasaw strength and spirit. Larsen's vision was to paint a series of portraits of these elders. Accompanied by his wife, Martha Larsen, the artist began a creative process that turned into a personal journey. During the interviews, the Larsens were often treated like members of the elders' families. They listened and learned what it means to be Chickasaw&emdash; what it means to "know who you are." In the Larsen studio, carefully rendered sketches progressed from paper to canvas to yield the 24 remarkable paintings reproduced in this volume. Martha Larsen has written a richly Read more Show Less

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A stunning collection of paintings of living Chickasaw elders

In August 2004, Oklahoma Centennial project artist Mike Larsen approached Chickasaw Nation leaders with an idea to honor living Chickasaw elders—sages of his own tribe. He wanted to learn about their families and hear their stories, and he wanted to connect with their Chickasaw strength and spirit. Larsen’s vision was to paint a series of portraits of these elders.

Accompanied by his wife, Martha Larsen, the artist began a creative process that turned into a personal journey. During the interviews, the Larsens were often treated like members of the elders’ families. They listened and learned what it means to be Chickasaw—what it means to “know who you are.” In the Larsen studio, carefully rendered sketches progressed from paper to canvas to yield the 24 remarkable paintings reproduced in this volume. Martha Larsen has written a richly detailed narrative, based on each elder’s interview, documenting his or her cultural beliefs, experiences, and history.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780979785849
  • Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
  • Publication date: 1/15/2009
  • Pages: 144
  • Product dimensions: 9.30 (w) x 12.30 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Chickasaw artist and sculptor Mike Larsen grew up in Oklahoma and Texas. Especially known for his paintings and sculptures of dancing figures, he was commissioned by the State of Oklahoma to paint the 26-foot mural in the capital rotunda that features five internationally prominent American Indian ballerinas born in Oklahoma. His award-winning work has appeared in numerous exhibitions throughout the United States.

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Table of Contents

Foreword Governor Bill Anoatubby Anoatubby, Governor Bill

Leerene Frazier - Rodeo Days 3

Catherine Willmond - Beloved Language 8

Pearl Carter Scott - Wiley, My Daddy and Me 13

Sim Greenwood - Bow Maker 19

Pauline Walker - Well, Thank You Anyway 25

Charlie Carter - Man of God 30

Minnie Shields - Prairie Girl 37

Ben and Juanita Nail - It Was Love at First Sight 42

Erie Cravatt - The Tree Frogs are Singing 49

Emily Dickerson - Wild Onions 54

Flora Perry - Strong Woman 58

Geraldine Greenwood - Keeper of Language 63

Governor Overton James - The Beginning 68

Lillie Ward - Nothing More, Nothing Less 72

Jack Ray - The Homeplace 76

Haskell Alexander - Man of Respect 80

Sophie Perry - Tradition 84

Underwood Brothers - Reunion 89

Dean, Jeannie and Pat - The Three Graces - Service to The People 92

Robert Greenwood - Semper Fi - Always Faithful 96

Larry Hawkins - The Believer 101

Hattie Harjo - In the Pages of Her Past 106

Suzanne Russell - The Missionary 111

Mary and Samuel Alexander - A Time of Quiet 117

Martha Larsen, Writer 123

Mike Larsen, Artist 124

Mike Larsen, Curriculum Vitae 126

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